All around the world believers gather together for Sukkot, keeping Yahwh's appointed times the best we can until His return. During Sukkot Yahwh tells us to live in temporary dwellings to remind us of the dwellings the Israelites lived in for 40 years in the desert. Here in Alaska the cold makes camping out difficult so there aren't any big gatherings. This year we decided to hit the road in our temporary dwelling and visit other believers who "...keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Yeshua the Messiah." Rev. 12:37
We spent the first two days of Sukkot in Nondalton so we put a sukkah up over our dining room table. The kids went out and cut some boughs and then Caleb put them together with David's and my help. We celebrated the first day of Sukkot with Lavonne and Josh and Regina. The first two nights Paul and I camped out with the kids in the living room and then we headed to Anchorage and our motor home.
Next we headed up to the North Pole.
We enjoyed the view of Mt. McKinley/Denali as we drove north.
Next we went to see the "Lady of the Lake". It's a B29 that ended up half covered in water in a pond on the base.
You can see the cowling, tail and part of a wing sticking up out of the frozen pond.
Jack shared the history of the plane with us.
Above Joshua is getting an idea of how a real kudo looks.
Above we are all practicing and making sure they work.
Above we are saying goodbye as we continued on our journey. The Waid's want to get a Sukkot gathering going in Alaska next year. I think that's a great idea and we look forward to seeing them there.
Next we were going to go to Tok but some of the kids of the family we were going to see there got sick so we headed straight to Kenny Lake. Our first stop in Kenny Lake was to visit the Riggins and their friends. Again I forgot to get my camera out, but we had a good time of fellowship with them. Their friends had just moved up from Texas and are spending their first winter in Alaska. The kids all played a fun game of Risk.
Next we went and visited the Henry's also of Kenny Lake. We met the Henry's in Aniak, Ak many years ago and we enjoyed catching up with them.
Their oldest son Dawson loves to study the bible and is also studying Hebrew. He and Paul could have talked nonstop the entire time we were there.
Anna is carefully climbing over the edge.
Sarah is showing off a head of broccoli that came from the Henry's garden this summer. You gotta love the endless sunlight of the Alaska summer!
Dawson, Beth Ann, Anna and Quentin playing a game of Settlers of Catan.
Before we headed back out to Nondalton, Lonny and Kristy Elliot took Paul and I out to eat. We always enjoy our time of fellowship with the Elliot's. We appreciate the prayers they bring before the Father for us.
We had a great Sukkot!!!